Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Journal Through the Bible: Week 42 Monday

II Samuel chapter 2   (Read October 21, 2013)

The nation of Israel found itself temporarily divided when they were led by the tribes of Benjamin and Judah to align themselves behind either the House of Saul or the House of David. There were occasional skirmishes and battles between the opposing sides including one where David's nephew, Asahel, was killed by the followers of Saul's son. (Zeruiah was David's sister.)

Does God issue any commands in this chapter?
  • When David asked direction from God he was told by God to go to Hebron to establish his throne.

Does God make any promises?

  • The implication is that David was to wait in Hebron for God to deliver upon His promise to make David the king over all of Israel.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?
  • Just as David had to patiently wait to be made king over all the territory promised to him by God and reigned only a small percentage of the whole kingdom at the beginning of his reign while someone who was not of God's choosing reigned over the rest of the nation so has Jesus waited patiently to receive His whole kingdom. Right now only those that are in Heaven are out of the reach of Satan, the one who has taken control of the world's systems. Someday Jesus will rule and reign all that have been given to Him. 

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?
  • One day the true King chosen by God will receive all the kingdoms promised to Him. His subjects are awaiting this day by faith but one day faith will be made sight and the world will be ruled by her legitimate King.

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